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Old 01-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #1 
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Is Amethyst Crystals safe for aquarium?

Cleo is in his QT. still, so I was messing around with his 5 gallon tank today while bored and using some stuff I already had around the house. I added some crystals and stones I have collected over the years, do you think that they will be safe ? Does anyone else have crystals in their aquariums?

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:28 PM   #2 
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Amethyst crystals should be fine as far as solubility goes. Do be mindful of sharp edges though.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #3 
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As said above as far as water is concerned the crystals shouldn't be a problem, the sharp edges will. I've cut myself a number of times on amethyst so I can guarantee any fish will aswell.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:22 PM   #4 
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hmmm... You are right, I felt it in my hands and it didn't feel too sharp...But I will probably take it out before I put cleo back in his tank just to be safe and just leave the other little stones, the rose quartz,jasper and adventurines.
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I really like your tank its pretty and lively.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #6 
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If you want the amethyst in you could alsways take some of the indifidual crystals off the geode and put them in a rock tumbler. I have a few that were tubled and they are super smooth and still as pretty.

The rule of thumb for all plants and decorations is the Stocking test, run a stocking over it and if it gets tears it's no good.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:58 PM   #7 
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thank you BettaHeart and Malvolti .

I like the rock tumbler idea! I will have to look into that... or visit my favorite crystal store sometime soon.
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